Not So Sweet: The Dangers of Xylitol in Pets

Xylitol in pets can be a pet emergency

When you toss a special morsel to your four-legged, it’s important to be sure that your treat of choice is a safe one. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates knows that it can be challenging to keep track of what you can and can’t feed your pet. Some things, like chocolate, are an obvious pass, while others can be a bit more tricky.

Keep reading to learn all about the dangers of Xylitol in pets and where you might find it in your pantry and beyond.

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Fall Pet Foreign Objects: Avoiding an Awful Autumn

The changing of the leaves, the cooler weather, and the familiar smell of a bonfire are  welcome signs of the season for many. For pets this also means more time enjoying the outdoors due to the wonderful temperatures.

When your pet heads outside this autumn, Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to be sure that you are cognizant of potential hazards that may be lurking in the gorgeousness that is Michigan. Fall pet foreign objects are a real danger for curious critters, but by knowing what you need to avoid you can ensure an awesome autumn.

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Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Dinner and Pets

Be careful when mixing Thanksgiving dinner and pets, as it could lead to pet pancreatitis

Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude and spending time pondering the things we are blessed with in our lives. Among the top of our list of things to be grateful for: our pets, of course!

With 70% of pet owners considering their pets to be family, we’re sure you’re including your pets in the holiday festivities. But should this include sharing in the holiday meal?

Feeding pets from your plate is more of a problem than you might think. In addition to adding more fat and calories than they need, fatty foods and an abrupt change in diet can cause any number of issues for our pets – including GI upset, foreign body obstruction, and a painful and potentially fatal condition called pancreatitis.

Here, Beverly HIlls Veterinary Associates explores what’s safe and what’s not safe about Thanksgiving dinner and pets.

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